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Hair Clip

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a curved shell (perhaps tortoise shell) hair clip with an ornamental fretwork pattern in the centre. A metal piece, slightly curved, is attached to the clip with a screw.
Size
L 14 cm. W 1.5 cm.
Object Registration
002415
Keywords
vintage hair clips, history of warrnambool
Historical information
Hair clips such as this one would have been worn by women in the 19th and early 20th centuries and would have been used to keep back long hair from around the face. Similar clips may be used today but they would more likely be made of plastic or ornamented metal.
When Made
Early 20th century
Significance
This hair clip has no known provenance but is an attractive item and is retained for display purposes.
Last updated
19 Feb 2019 at 11:03AM